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Below is a list of some symbols found on tombstones. Can you guess what each of the symbols means?
A heart can symbolize many things, especially love.
Whether love of God or someone else, the heart shows devotion to something or someone.
The evergreen leaves of the ivy represent immortality.
The lamb represents the Redeemer, Christ in the Christian religion.
The lamb can also represent innocence and virtue.
The snake is an ancient symbol for everlasting life. Snakes were thought to
cheat death and gain vigor by shedding their skins.
A rising sun symbolizes new life or the resurrection in the afterlife. A
setting sun represents death. A sun shining brightly is a symbol of everlasting life.
Wheat represents the divine harvest, the taking of humanity by God.
It can also represent the long and fruitful life enjoyed by the deceased.